You’ve got to hear about this AMAZING art show coming to L.A. But first, we pause for a word from Judge Sharpie Susan of the People’s Court:
Graffiti has been around since the dawn of mankind. Wikipedia describes it as “images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property… sometimes regarded as a form of art and other times regarded as unsightly damage or unwanted.” Well, before I let you in on one of the most exciting art projects to happen to L.A. – the world, for that matter — know that the graffiti I’m about to talk about is art and has nothing to do with anything harmful or illegal. The gallery where the show is being held backs me up on this all the way.
Okay, back to our regularly scheduled program.
Crewest gallery is the master behind the madness. The gallery, in a show curated by renown graffiti artist Man One, is presenting The Sharpie Show. It’s a first-of-its kind round-up of graffiti artists who will show their Sharpie-created work. It kicks off with an opening reception on February 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery on Winston Street. Here’s your invite:
Here’s a little background from Crewest: In the Graffiti subculture, practitioners are known as “writers” because graffiti is about writing your name on as many surfaces as possible.
Although many writers elevate their art form to the level of creating huge and beautiful murals, they all began their journey as an artist by first learning to write and perfect their name. The Sharpie marker is often the first tool a writer acquires in his lifelong journey to hone his craft and in becoming an artist.
The Sharpie Show will feature original pieces created using Sharpies by some of the best known graffiti artists in the country (and beyond). Aside from graffiti artists, work by tattoo artists and known illustrators Lalo Alcaraz and Overton Loyd will be on display. From stylized hand signatures, to throw ups, piecebooks, stickers, and any other possible object that can be marked upon, this exhibit will demonstrate the level of creativity that can be achieved between an artist and his/her most basic tool – The Sharpie.
Here’s a list and links to the participating artists, a plethora of serious talent now available for one-stop shopping right here on the Sharpie Blog.
BROOKS B. GOLDEN
ERIK DEBAT “RISK”
GREG “CRAOLA” SIMKINS
GWEN MERCADO REYES
JAMES “CASPER” JANKOWIAK
MR “PUPPET” 201
PEAP (NEW ZEALAND)
SERGIO D. ROBLETO
Also want to give a shout out to DJ.Phyz Ed who will be responsible for the music vibe at the opening.
For more info, contact: Luna George . 818-235-4598 . email@example.com . 213-627-8272